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My girlfriend is getting married so a bunch of us have planned a trip to NOLA for the last hurrah. We are staying in the W Hotel and will be going out for at least one nice dinner as a group. Would ideally like a hip place, moderately priced although it is a celebration so would be willing to pay for the perfect meal. Any suggestions?? any kind of food is great

Also i am the only person going that has already been to New Orleans before so while the other gals do the touristy things I plan on bumming around alone and trying to get to know the city on a deeper level. Any suggested lunch spots that cannot be missed and that will be ok for a single diner? Thanks all!

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  1. Nice dinner in:
    FQ - Stella, Antoine's (classic), Bacco, Bayona
    Near FQ - Herbsaint, August,
    Uptown/GD - Dick and Jenny's, Jacque-imo's (very NOLA), Lilette, Le Petit Grocery, Upperline, Commander's Palace (classic)

    Lunch: Crabby Jacks, Willie Mae's Scotch House, Domilise's, Central Grocery, The Joint, Cochon (dinner too)... so much more...

    Late night: Verti Marte

    When all else fails, find a bar and drink your meal...

    1. Sat. is Valentine's Day so you wil need resv. If you can't get one, your best bet would be places that never take them : Dick/Jenny's or Jacques Imos. If you want to avoid a long wait, get there about 15 min prior to opening. There will be parades so getting around may be difficult.

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      1. re: JazzyB

        JB, any news on Dick & Jenny's since the change in the kitchen?

        1. re: edible complex

          I've eaten at Dick and Jenny's several times since the change in the kitchen. Everything is still wonderful, and I might even be so bold to suggest that there's been improvement. All the plates look great and the specials they've been offering recently have been stellar.

      2. check out Rambla in the International Hotel, not far from where you are staying. LOA is the bar next door, so have a drink there before or after dinner.

        1. awesome - thank you all! if you all ever come to DC ask away